Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Cleere Ankor, on whose Siluer-sanded shore,
 My Soule-shrin'd Saint, my faire Idea
 Oh blessed Brooke, whose milke-white Swans adore,
 The Cristall streame refined by her Eyes,
 Where sweet Myrrh-breathing Zephire in the Spring,
 Gently distills his Nectar-dropping showres,
 Where Nightingales in Arden sit and sing,
 Amongst the daintie dew-impearled flowres;
 Say thus faire Brooke, when thou shalt see thy Queene,
 Loe, heere thy Shepheard spent his wandering yeeres;
 And in these Shades, deare Nymph, he oft hath beene,
 And heere to Thee he sacrific'd his Teares:
     Faire Arden, thou my Tempe art alone,
     And thou, sweet Ankor, art my Helicon.

Michael Drayton
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